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Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday*: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Office is open only the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Mercy College makes applying for financial aid easy.  We only require students to complete the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  It contains the information we need to prepare your individual financial aid package.

The Office of Enrollment Services works with you to manage the financial aid process from application to enrollment.  If additional information is required, the office will contact you.  You can always come in to the Office of Enrollment Services and meet with your personal Enrollment Services counselor to ask questions and review your aid eligibility.

Mercy Connect makes applying for financial aid easy. You can access your personal data and update it. Be sure to check it monthly.  Mercy Connect is accessible from home computers, school computer labs and kiosks located around the four campuses. 

  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by paper. The Federal school code for Mercy College is 002772.
  2. If you are a NY state resident, complete the Electronic TAP Application (ETA) at www.hesc.ny.gov. The Mercy College TAP codes are:
    • Undergraduate, Bachelor's: 2100;
    • Undergraduate, Associate's: 2300;
    • Graduate (Semester and Quarter): 5105;
    • Trimester Programs: 5115.
    • (HINT: estimate your TAP award with the TAP Estimator at www.hesc.ny.gov)  
  3. Check your application status at www.hesc.ny.gov
  4. After the completed FAFSA is submitted online, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). This will take about 3-5 days from the time you submitted your FAFSA. Mercy College will also receive a copy of the SAR that we will use to determine your award eligibility. 

Financial aid award notifications are sent weekly. Federal Stafford Loan promissory notes and loan entrance interviews may also be completed and submitted online at www.studentloans.gov.

These are bundled together to form your financial aid award package.

All incoming students are reviewed for Mercy College Academic Scholarships. Eligibilty is based on your high school, or previous college credits and GPA. Contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-MERCY-GO for more information.

Once your FAFSA is processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). If you're selected for Verification, you may be required to provide a copy of your current Federal Income Taxes to the Office of Student Services. If selected, you will receive a notice in the mail detailing the specific items needed. You will also need to complete a Dependent or an Independent Verification Worksheet.

For college code or address changes, you may complete a TAP Change Form at the TAP website at www.hesc.ny.gov/content.nsf.  Click on "Student Access" in the upper right corner. You can also call the HESC Customer Communication Center at 1-888-NYS-HESC (1-888-697-4372).

A. If your parents' income information was supplied: Complete the Dependent Worksheet. Parental signature required. 

B. If your parents' income information was not supplied: Complete the Independent Worksheet

Eligible non-citizens: If the Department of Homeland Security cannot confirm your residency status, you must provide the Student Services Office with a copy of your Green Card or naturalization papers.

US Citizens: If the Social Security Administration cannot confirm your citizenship, you must provide the Student Services Office with a copy of your Birth Certificate or a copy of your Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship.

Selective Service: Male students must be registered with selective service. You can register or check the status of your registration at www.sss.gov.

Several lenders offer alternative loans. Requirements differ. Rejection by one lender does not mean that you cannot apply to another. Private loans are in addition to Direct Loans. You should only consider private loans after your Direct Loan eligibility has been determined.